Zulu and OpenJDK installation packages do not include any font files by default. But both automatically use available fonts provided by the Operating System as high quality TTF files.
On headless servers or small Linux installations like containers or embedded systems those operating system font packages are usually not installed by default. Here the commands to install them:
RHEL / Centos:
sudo yum install fontconfig dejavu-sans-fonts dejavu-serif-fonts
Ubuntu / Debian:
sudo apt install fonts-dejavu fontconfig
sudo zypper install dejavu-fonts fontconfig
Desktop Operating Systems like Windows and macOS usually already have many fonts in TTF format already installed by default and don't require additional installations.
After installation of those font packages, Zulu will automatically use the TTF files provided by the packages. If an application asks for specific font names, like for example Lucida, the fontconfig package installed with the commands above provides a similar replacement font without the need for a change in the application code.
Here an example error message indicating that the installation commands listed above are needed:
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.Error: Probable fatal error:No fonts found.
If you don't see such an error message but the font rendering appears to be low quality, please also follow the instructions listed above as some TTF files might be missing on the system. If after the installation the font rendering appears to be still unexpected, take a look at Font rendering changes after upgrading Zulu.